Holidays and Observances
Alphabetical Listing of Holidays

Below, you can find a Holidays and Observances Alphabetical Listing (Page 1) of US Holidays and World Holidays and Observances. Page 1 includes Holidays starting with A.  Originally we had our Alphabetical Listing on two pages, but with over 4,000 Holidays and Observances, we finally had to break the pages down by letter. We are still adding names to the list, so more information will be coming. 

After we complete the summary pages on the site, we will start working on a detailed page(s) for each Holidays and Observance. Once a page is completed for each Holiday or Observance, it will be linked up below, as well as it's related Daily Holidays page. (that should keep us busy for the next 20 years or so!!)

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  • 40-Hour Work Week Day - October 24
  • 4-H Week - October 1-7, 2017
  • 8-Track Tape Day - September 15
  • Abet and Aid Punsters Day - November 8
  • Abused Women's and Children's Awareness Day - June 11, 2017 (Second Sunday in June)
  • Academy Awards Month - Entire Month of March
  • According to Hoyle Day - August 29
  • Act Happy Week - March 20-26, 2017 (Starts on Third Monday in March)
  • Active Aging Week - September 24-30, 2017 (Last Full Week of September)
  • Ada Lovelace Day - October 10, 2017 (Second Tuesday of October)
  • Addiction Awareness Month - Entire Month of November
  • Administrative Professional's Day - April 26, 2017 (The Wednesday of the last full week of April)
  • Administrative Professional's Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Week of April)
  • Adopt a Cat Month - Entire Month of June
  • Adopt a Dog Month - Entire Month of October
  • Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week - September 17-23, 2017 (Last Full Week in September)
  • Adopt a Rescued Bird Month - Entire Month of January
  • Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month - Entire Month of March
  • Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month - Entire Month of February and July
  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month - Entire Month of November
  • Adopt a Shelter Cat Month - Entire Month of June
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month - Entire Month of October
  • Advent - December 3-24, 2017 
  • Africa Industrialization Day - November 20
  • African-American Coaches Day - February 7, 2017 (First Tuesday in February)
  • African-American History Month - Entire Month of February
  • African-American Music Appreciation Month - Entire Month of June
  • African Heritage & Health Week - February 1-7
  • African Liberation Day - May 25
  • AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - November 12
  • Ag Day, Celebrating Our Bountiful Food Supply - March 15
  • Agent Orange Awareness Month - Entire Month of October
  • Agriculture Week - First Week of February
  • AIDS Awareness Month, PPSI - Entire Month of November
  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - Entire Month of July
  • Air Quality Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
  • AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day - September 16, 2017 (Third Saturday)
  • AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month - Entire Month of September
  • Alascattalo Day - November 21
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 7-15, 2017
  • Alcohol Awareness Month - Entire Month of April
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Founders Day) - June 10
  • Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - Third Week in May
  • Alexander Graham Bell Day - March 7
  • All American Breakfast Month - Entire Month of September
  • All American Pet Photo Day - July 11
  • All Hallows' Eve - October 31
  • All Saint's Day - November 1
  • All Soul's Day - November 2
  • Ally Week - September 25-29, 2017
  • Alport Syndrome Awareness Month - Month of March
  • Alvin C. York Day - October 8
  • Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month - Entire Month of June
  • Alzheimer's Awareness Month - Entire Month of November
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day (ARMAD) - June 4, 2016 (2017 TBD)
  • AMD / Low Vision Awareness Month - Entire Month of February
  • America on the Move - Month of Action - Month of September
  • America Recycles Month - Entire Month of November
  • American Adventures Month - Entire Month of August
  • American Artists Appreciation Month - Entire Month of August
  • American Association For the Advancement of Science Week  - February 16-20, 2017
  • American Business Women's Day - September 22
  • American Camp Week - February 21-24, 2017
  • American Cheese Month - Entire Month of October
  • American Chocolate Week - March 19-25, 2017 (Third Week of March)
  • American Craft Beer Week - May 15-21, 2017
  • American Crossword Puzzle Days - March 24-26, 2017
  • American Diabetes Alert Month - Entire Month of March
  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day - March 28, 2017 (Fourth Tuesday in March)
  • American Diabetes Month - Entire Month of November
  • American Eagle Day - June 20
  • American Education Week - November 13-17, 2017 (Third M-F week of November)
  • American Enterprise Day - November 15
  • American Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - April 14-16, 2017
  • American Heart Month - Entire Month of February
  • American History Essay Contest Month - Entire Month of August
  • American History Month - Entire Month of February
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Day of Action - April 6, 2017
  • American Indian Awareness Week - April 10-14, 2017
  • American Indian Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • American Indian Heritage Month - Entire Month of August and November
  • American Libraries Day - October 6
  • American Made Matters Day - November 19
  • American Magazine Month - Entire Month of October
  • American Massage Therapy Week - September 13-16, 2017
  • American Nurses Association Week - March 8-10, 2017
  • American Pharmacists Month - Entire Month of October
  • American Quilters Society Week - April 26-29, 2017
  • American Recycles Day - November 15
  • American Red Cross Month - Entire Month of March
  • American Sand Sculpting Competition - November 19-26, 2017
  • American Zoo Day - July 1
  • America's Cup - (Louis Vuitton Cup) May 26 - June 12, 2017
  • America's Cup: Finals - June 17-18, 2017 and June 24-27, 2017
  • America's Kids Day - June 25, 2017 (Fourth Sunday of June)
  • Ancestor Appreciation Day - September 27
  • Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 18-24, 2017  (Third Week in April)
  • Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 18-24, 2017
  • Ann & Samantha Day - June 21, 2017 and December 21, 2017 (Day of the Summer and Winter Solstice) 
  • Anne Bradstreet Day - September 16
  • Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day - July 16, 2017 (On a Sunday either before or after her birthday on 7/20)
  • Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps - July 29
  • Annoy Squidward Day - February 15 (Sponge Bob Square Pants)
  • Another Look Unlimited Day - September 5, 2017 (Day After Labor Day)
  • Anti Boredom Month - Entire Month of July
  • Antidepressant Death Awareness Month - Entire Month of October
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Awareness Month - Entire Month of June
  • APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
  • Aphasia Awareness Week - Second Week of June
  • Apple and Apricots Month - Entire Month of January
  • Apple II Day - June 5
  • Apple Month - Entire Month of September
  • Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day - January 31
  • Aquarium Month - Entire Month of June
  • Arab American Heritage Month - Entire Month of April
  • Area Code Day - November 10
  • Armed Forces Day - May 20, 2017 (Third Saturday in May)
  • Armed Forces Day Military-Amateur Crossband Communications Day - May 14, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • Armed Forces Week - May 13-21, 2017 (Second Saturday through Third Sunday in May)
  • Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day - April 24
  • Armistice Day - November 11
  • ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day - June 24-25, 2017 (Fourth Full Weekend in June)
  • Arson Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First full week in May)
  • Arthritis Awareness Month - Entire Month of May
  • Artichoke and Asparagus Month - Entire Month of January
  • Ascension Day  (of Jesus) - May 25, 2017 (movable date)
  • Ascension of Baja'u'Llah - May 29
  • Asexuality Week - October 17-23, 2017
  • Ash Wednesday - March 1, 2017 (movable date - First Day of Lent)
  • Ashura - Evening of September 30, 2017 to Evening of October 1, 2017
  • Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Entire Month of May
  • Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day - March 1
  • Ask A Stupid Question Day - September 29, 2017 (Last School Day of September)
  • ASPCA Day (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) - April 10
  • Assistance Dog Day - August 7, 2017 (Monday of International Assistance Dog Week)
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15 (Catholic)
  • Asteroid Day - June 30
  • Asthma Awareness Month - Entire Month of May
  • Astronomy Day (Fall) - September 30, 2017
  • Astronomy Day - April 29, 2017 (a Saturday from mid-April to mid May, on or before 1st quarter moon)
  • Atheists Solidarity Day - June 21
  • Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts - June 1
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month - Entire Month of September
  • Auctioneers Day - April 15, 2017 (Third Saturday of April)
  • Audacity to Hope Day - June 4
  • Audiobook Apreciation Month - Entire Month of June
  • Aunties Day - July 23, 2017 (Fourth Sunday in July)
  • Autism Awareness Month - Entire Month of April
  • Autism Sunday - also known as International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome - February 12, 2017 (Second Sunday in February)
  • Autumnal Equinox (Start of Autumn) - September 22, 2017
  • Aviation History Month - Entire Month of November
  • Avocado and Banana Month - Entire Month of February
  • Awareness of Medical Orphans Month - Entire Month of May


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